Side business?

Maybe we should buy a whole bunch of these and sell them along side the cookies for a profit at our booth sales.  😉

This Kitchen Gadget Locks Your Cookies Away So You Can’t Eat The Whole Box In One Sitting:

A nifty gadget called the Kitchen Safe secures the lid on your treat jar and prevents those with a sweet tooth from mindless eating. It’s like a temporary sugar restraining order.  The safe is equipped with a lock and a timer. Users can bolt their box of goodies for as short as one minute to as long as ten days, and there are no overrides. In other words, the box can’t be opened until the timer hits zero.

H/T Huffington Post

It only took 25 years

You’ll all be glad to know that I finally finished sewing the last two badges (Backpacking and Camping) on my senior sash.  It only took 25 years.  The safety pins were even rusted.  But it’s done!  FWIW, I got these two at my Gold Award presentation and just forgot I had only pinned them on since I never wore my sash after that.  Read more »

Kids These Days

National Center WestBack in 1987, my Girl Scout troop visited National Center West in Ten Sleep, WY, which at the time was one of the national Girl Scout centers.  I believe GSUSA sold NCW in 1989.  If anyone else would like to share any stories about NCW, I’d love to hear them!

Well, our troop (and a few additional girls) embarked on a three week cross country trip from Athens, GA to Ten Sleep and back again in between my eighth and ninth grade years.  Yep, a van full of 13 and 14 year olds cooped up in a van day after day.  We were not down by the river, though.  Now that I am older and a GS Leader, I don’t know what the heck Mrs. Vickers was smoking to come up with this.  But I’m truly thankful she did.  We didn’t just go to NCW and back, we also visited places like the Petrified Forest, the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone National Park, Zion National Park, Mount Rushmore, the St. Louis Arch, and many, many points in between.  We stayed at NCW for one week in tents in a primitive camping site.   Read more »